Minnesota Public Radio features by Meg Martin http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31261 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:12:45 -0600 Minnesota Public Radio features by Meg Martin http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Charity to chancery: Following the archdiocese money Much of the cash that sustains the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is held by legally separate groups, making it easier to protect church assets in a bankruptcy. Here's how the money flows. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/20/archdiocese-money-explained?refid=0 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:15:51 -0600 Explaining #pointergate: The missing context The Internet moved into full-on parody mode Friday after KSTP reported on Mayor Betsy Hodges flashing what the story called "a known gang sign." Here's what you need to know about the story -- and the backstory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/07/explaining-pointergate?refid=0 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:06:10 -0600 Your Minnesota Weekend: State Fair Lovers (or not) Edition If you're the fairgoing type, consider this Your Minnesota Weekend: State Fair Edition. But if the idea of shuffling in the humidity elbow-to-elbow with thousands of fellow Minnesotans trying to keep their fried food from and melty ice cream from falling on your toes, laden with bags full of Education-Building swag, consider this Your Minnesota Weekend: Last Chance of Summer Edition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/22/your-minnesota-weekend-state-fair?refid=0 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:27:29 -0500 Crews rescue capsized boaters on Lake Minnetonka Sailboats capsized in Lake Minnetonka late Saturday morning, leaving sailors stranded on their boats and in the water. Everyone has been accounted for, but rescue workers will continue to scour the bays of the lake, to check in on area boaters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/14/lake-minnetonka-boats-capsize?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:24:10 -0500 Dispatches from the Green Line: Opening Day Follow along as MPR News reporter Jon Collins rides the Green Line all day, telling the stories from the stations, the train and the first-day festivities. There'll be speeches, celebrations, music, free rides and plenty of fanfare as the Green Line light rail project launches today. The first trains leave the station at 10 a.m., and rides on all Metro Transit buses and trains will be free all day. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/Opening_Day_The_Green_Line_light_rail?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:38:10 -0500 St. Louis archdiocese: Reporting on deposition 'has impugned Archbishop Carlson's good name' In a deposition released Monday, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson said he wasn't sure whether he knew it was illegal for adults to have sex with children when he served as chancellor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in the 1980s. The St. Louis archdiocese is contesting the assertion, saying reporting on the remarks has taken them out of context. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/11/st-louis-archdiocese-reporting-on-deposition-has-impugned-archbishop-carlsons-good-name?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:09:39 -0500 Your Minnesota Weekend: Sonny Knight, hockey and the 'Hulk' MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner says we can expect temps in the 50s, just a few clouds and SUNSHINE. Imagine that: SUNSHINE. And very likely no rain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/02/your-minnesota-weekend-its-going-to-be-beautiful?refid=0 Fri, 02 May 2014 19:08:26 -0500 Your Minnesota Weekend: Baseball, books and browsing records The snow returned briefly, but there's a warm weekend in store. So get ready to get out there with our weekend guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/18/your-minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:32:31 -0500 Your Minnesota Weekend: The Muddy Season It's officially spring: Warmer, wetter and a whole lot melty-er -- which means it's a great time to take advantage of the music, theater and film offerings in the area this week. And maybe start planning for your summer road trips, while you're at it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/11/your-minnesota-weekend-the-muddy-season?refid=0 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:46:22 -0500 Your Minnesota Weekend: It's all about planning From baseball to dinosaurs, we've got you covered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/04/your-minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:55:50 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Sunshine, taprooms and tax prep Welcome to the first truly warm weekend of the year. How will you spend it? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/28/your-minnesota-weekend-sunshine-taprooms-and-tax-prep?refid=0 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:26:32 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Embrace the end of comfort-food season The oh-so-delightful, too-good-to-be-true, barely-want-to-hope news has begun to trickle out: This could mark the last wintry weekend of the season. Mark it well with these events across the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/20/your-minnesota-weekend-comfort-food?refid=0 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:58:52 -0500 Number of alleged sex abusers greater than church has revealed An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2014/02/19/investigation-more-priests-accused-of-sexual-abuse-in-twin-cities-catholic-church/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:13:33 -0600 Accused priests: Who they are, where they've served, what's alleged An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/priest-list/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:07:14 -0600 Church leaders used hidden funds to cover for abusive priests Internal financial reports show the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years spent millions of dollars dealing with clergy misconduct. It created a system that allowed church leaders to remove priests accused of misconduct without attracting attention. But it also left the church vulnerable to embezzlement. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2014/01/23/secret-accounts-kept-clergy-misconduct-quiet-but-left-archdiocese-finances-exposed?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Abuse claims kept secret allowed priest to minister and teach sex ed Harry Walsh wasn't included on a recent list of priests 'credibly accused' of sexual abuse. Church leaders knew his history, yet allowed him to continue working in parishes until the fall of 2011. Today Walsh teaches sex education to troubled teenagers and vulnerable adults in Wright Co., Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2013/12/19/abuse-claims-kept-secret-allowed-priest-to-minister-and-teach-sex-ed/?refid=0 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 03:57:00 -0600 Archbishop John Nienstedt's years in the Twin Cities The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Dec. 17 that Archbishop John Nienstedt voluntarily 'stepped aside from all public ministry' while police investigate a claim that he touched a boy on the buttocks in 2009, an allegation the archbishop denies. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2013/12/17/nienstedt/?refid=0 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:28:43 -0600 The list: Archdiocese names priests 'credibly accused' of sexual abuse A detailed look at the priests named by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as clergy with credible accusations of child abuse against them. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/special/archdiocese-priest-list?refid=0 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:17:17 -0600 For an abusive priest, retirement income came with a premium The former accounting director of the Twin Cities archdiocese said recently that several accused priests receive pension payments higher than normal. Another former church official discovered them, too, over the past few years and had them stopped. The archdiocese says church law requires that offending priests must have 'financial, therapeutic and spiritual support.' The Rev. Robert Kapoun is one of them. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2013/10/09/for-abusive-priest-retirement-income-came-with-a-premium/?refid=0 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 02:30:57 -0500 Archdiocese knew of priest's sexual misbehavior yet kept him in ministry Curtis Wehmeyer's eight years as a St. Paul priest are dotted with episodes of risky, sex-fueled behavior -- and the leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis knew all about it. Last year, the parish of Blessed Sacrament faced a horror: Wehmeyer was convicted for his sexual abuse of two teenage boys. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/09/clergy-abuse/?refid=0 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 04:08:19 -0500